Sounds like: DJ AM
2 songs that go really well together: Dreams - Fleetwood Mac & Inspector Norse - Todd Terje
Biggest Insecurity: My family dynamics
Sounds Like: FutureWorldBassHouse
Two tracks that go well together: Rainforest by Tchami X VIBE by Just a Gent
Why I love DJing: I love creating space for fellow humans to explore parts of themselves that may be rejected in other environments. Allowing people to let loose and feel present in the moment <3
Sounds Like: Disco X Tech House made children
Two tracks that go well together: White Nature Box Bootleg - Jomiroquai -X Rock Role (Original Mix) - Ankker
Biggest insecurity: Not beiong able to achieve my f*ckin dreams or goals.
Why I love DJing: setting the vibe, bringing people together, creating joy, making people feel - being the maestro of the dancefloor
Two songs that go really really well together: Ducksauce - Radio Stereo x Basement Jaxx - Red Alert (The Cube Guys Remix)
What do you love most about DJing?
When I drop an "OHHH!" track and everyone goes nuts!!
Two songs that go really well together: Love Shack by the B52's and Toxic by Britney Spears
I'd love to connect with people on the diverse genres of music and the diverse people who make them
Two songs that go really well together are Mat Tha Hat "Flying Saucer Funk" + Sicktune "Trickery (Beat Fatigue Remix)"
I love djaying as the call and response when connecting with a crowd is priceless; the mental journey meets its match with proprioceptive exaltation.
Two songs that go really really well together are Breathe by Telepop Muzik & Dontcha - The Internet
I love singing "Oui" by Jeremih. LOL those notes are hard to hit!
Two songs that go really really well together are Aphrodite and Micky Finn - Bad Ass (Urban Takeover 1997) & Krust - Warhead (1997)
A topic you'd love connecting with someone on would be....exploring new ideas and producing events around social change/education.
“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’ bringing new music to as many places as I can and exposing audiences to obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.”- Mark Farina
Checkout our interview with Mark here
One-Woman Orchestra: music + tech + art with Nordic/Icelandic influences set to a broken beat.
Los Angeles-based HÄANA is a one-woman orchestra, combining music + tech + art with Nordic/Icelandic influences set to a broken beat. Her original productions are like a dynamic film score. HÄANA counts Massive Attack, Björk, and Trentemøller as influences in crafting her sounds, featuring electronica influences, synthetic sonority, and vocal textures. Vogue calls her music "sonic stardust."
Check her soundcloud & spotify
Skratching is undoubtedly one of the most integral aspect of Rocky Rock as an artist. He has won music titlles from all over the world with his incredible rapid-fire style on the desks. He holds the credit on working with one of the most amazing bands of all times THE BLACK EYED PEAS.
Formerly BLACK EYED PEAS DJ/ SUBLIME WITH ROME DJ www.Sprite.com (Music Icon) World DMC Finalist 2004 (London) Guitar Center U.S.A DJ Champion 2001
Multi-genre specialist Zion I (a former duo that is now comprised of sole member Baba Zumbi) brings his eclectic blend of rap, rock, reggae and EDM to Stateline for a can’t-miss performance this weekend.
“Since the release of the debut album ‘Mind Over Matter’ in 2000, Zion I has risen up the ranks of independent hip-hop to solidify their standing as one of the most prolific conscious rap groups of the past two decades.
“Boasting a catalog that consists of over two dozen albums, EPs, mixtapes and collaborations, Zion I (currently consisting solely of MC/producer Zumbi) continues to create inspired music influenced by social and political woes, personal challenges and triumphs, as well as family, spirituality and a raw perspective on the world at large,” states Zion I’s online biography.
The artist’s latest full-length record, “The Labyrinth,” continues the trend and was “fueled by [Zumbi’s] own personal losses as well as the current political and social climate of the world at large,” according to the bio. Since this release, Zion I has dropped a handful of singles and EPs alike.
“Zion I continues to make music that, while left-of-center, is still relevant, fresh and exciting as ever,”
The one and only.
For many years ill-esha has weathered the dynamic, often ephemeral soundscape of electronic music, simply by being an original. “I’m not really an observer. I’m very much a participant and a creator,” self-describes the Vancouver, British Columbia-born artist, songwriter, producer, and DJ. “Everything I do in my life, it quickly becomes way more than a hobby.” From growing up in the EDM hotbed of the Pacific Northwest, attending raves in her teens, ill-esha accelerated her musical passions to the fullest. “First I wanted to be part of this culture as a DJ, doing vocals and curating music. After that, I also needed to participate in the music I was playing,” referring to her progression as a producer and headlining performer. “I’ve just been moving one step up at a time over the years, into being this completely original show.”
International Dj Dakini is renowned globally for her refined ear and impeccable taste in music. An underground festival culture pioneer, she has been a pivotal part of global electronic music festival culture since the turn of the millennium. She is one of Australia’s most renowned underground female djs, with a global following & fan base...and now resides in California, USA.
Dakini works as a facilitator of transformational spaces whether behind the decks or behind the scenes of some of the world's best festivals and ecstatic dance communities. She is known worldwide for her bass & chill mixes on Soundcloud that have gone viral online, and she has released her first remix on Desert Trax collaborating with Deya Dova and Temple Step Project.
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Balkan Bump is the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid.
Musically, Balkan Bump is a fusion of live instruments, world influences and lush electronic production. His releases flaunt experience as an instrumentalist and arranger, fusing energetic Balkan brass with heavy electronic production and hip-hop influences.
I love connecting with people about: their important relationships. Who's your best friend, lover, what's your relationship with your parents like?
What I love most about DJing is: It makes me feel happy and free. It brings me together with other people who appreciate the music I play.
What I love most about DJing/Guiding is... Whether I'm dropping the most complex mix of tracks and drum machines and synthesizers, or the most humble 4 on the floor beat, either way we can all feel the music within our shared humanity - and dance together!
I love connecting with people about... Where they find themselves at the intersection of science, philosophy, and culture.
Before changing the Electronic Music game in South Africa as GoldFish, Dominic Peters and David Poole were mild-mannered students by day – that blew the roof off house parties by night. Their trail-blazing live show, which mixed tireless house beats with multiple live instrumental performances earned the attention of a swelling house and electronic music fan base. As their fame grew, so did their scope, scouring obscure sources for unique and cheeky samples that they twisted into endlessly fun hooks and choruses. Stirring African rhythms and Sax melodies into the mix helped Goldfish evolve a truly unique house sound. Their burnished grooves are rooted in pure pop pleasure, hooking even the most cautious listener onto the dance floor (without next-day regret). After seven years basing themselves between Cape Town and Ibiza, Dom and Dave have settled in San Diego to concentrate on the burgeoning US Market. A consistent string of chart-topping hits — and a live show that has seen countless festival appearances from Coachella to Glastonbury — has helped GoldFish become one of the most enduring and influential groups in live electronic music.
Over a long, consistent career, !!! has traded in uptempo, tightly wound dance music that splits the difference between disco and punk. Guided by the vocals and vision of Nic Offer, the multi-member outfit began making records in the mid-'90s and first captured attention with their boomingly insistent 2003 single "Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)," which vaulted them to the front of the dance-punk class next to LCD Soundsystem and the Rapture. From there the band released a long string of singles and LPs that found them exploring politics on 2004's Louden Up Now, covering Magnetic Fields and Nate Dogg on 2005's "Take Ecstacy with Me"/"Get Up" single, expanding into disco and Afro-funk on 2013's Thr!!!er, and generally being considered one of the most reliably fun and danceable bands of their era.
Joining this team from ‘over the pond’, Brit Sarah brings her love of music to stir into the cauldron of the dancefloor. Her passion for play, connection and creativity orientates her facilitation.
Drawing from years of teaching meditation and years of choreographing improvisational theater, Davida brings committed passion and an evocative, devotional teaching style to the dance floor. She is known for her delightful sense of humor, spontaneity, humility, and genuine caring presence.
Jenny is a soft and wild teacher, a nurturer and edge walker in one. Tuning in with her heart, mind, and belly Jenny sees and supports the web of interconnection that is a necessary healing salve in our world today. Jenny’s deep connection to the natural world feeds her soul and inspires her teaching each time she steps on the floor.
A few things that Michael holds sacred; the love of his life Anneli, the miracle of that love, Jaylan, resilience, friends that cherish and challenge him, integrity, dancing alone, dancing with you, transparency, love. Michael is a senior faculty of the Soul Motion School and he resides in Port Townsend, Washington.
There is only one way to properly experience the energy of David Hohme’s art; and that’s to be present for the entirety of one of his sets. The magic of word of mouth’s been the driving force of his career and David continues to live up to his reputation as one the most talented and celebrated DJ’s to rise out of the United States in the last decade. David Hohme’s 12 year residency in the thriving international underground music scene has built him a reputation for bringing dance floors to life. In 2018, after 9 years cutting his teeth in NYC and Brooklyn’s intensely competitive DJ scene, he embarked on a global journey with the release of his “Soft Landing” EP on Above & Beyond’s deep house imprint; Anjunadeep. In 2019, the DJ Mag acclaimed artist completed his most ambitious international tour to date with overwhelming positive reviews across some of the world’s best clubs/parties as well as Anjunadeep’s sold-out Open Air series. Hohme’s unique and unforgettable sound continues to receive rave reviews at the annual Burning Man gathering, where he's played 9 years in a row. Whether he’s making the music he feels, or playing the music he loves, the future for David Hohme is bright. Follow along as he continues his seemingly endless international tour schedule spreading his particularly unique brand of positive energy.
Co-founder of Open Floor International, Kathy has shared her knowledge and passion for dance with thousands of people all over the world. She is a beloved artist and teacher who facilitates personal expression using movement, art, imagery, and voice. Her inspirational teachings allow and encourage healing for the body, mind, heart and spirit.
Producer, teacher, and Emmy-winning musician. Mixing electronic with organic to move your body, or your heart. Or both at the same time.
Ko Ngāti Kahunugnu, Ko Ngā Ruahine ōku iwi. He mokopuna o Aotearoa New Zealand ahau. Ko Kaia Hawkins toku ingoa. Kia ora koutou. I am a Mama, a daughter and an artist. I weave people, fiber and music. I like to rattle your bones and bring beauty. Ngā mihi nui e te whanau kanikani. (she/they/ia)
Raised on a diet of reggae and rave, Deejay Theory remains at the forefront of the global “tropical bass” movement. Approaching island music with a hip hop and electronic background, Theory has cemented his lane as a top-ranking selector and well- seasoned producer with a deep catalog of remixes, mixtapes and legendary bootlegs ranging from dancehall to disco. Theory’s production and remix credits include Sizzla, Mavado, Gyptian, Anthony B, Beenie Man, Mr Vegas, Luciano, Barrington Levy, Grandtheft, Keys N Krates, Demi Lovato, Jayceeoh, Anna Lunoe, Walshy Fire, Federation Sound, Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe – with releases on Dim Mak, Hollywood, Fania, Main Course, Bastard Jazz, Top Billin, Discos Peligrosa, T&A, Flex Up + more. Forever exploring new directions in the tropical world and beyond, Theory’s trademark sound and energy continues to keep heads bobbing + waistlines rotating around the globe.
Teresa Reid is an Open Floor Movement Teacher who weaves her love of dance, somatic inquiry, and archetypal, earth based wisdom into embodied explorations of deep play. She enjoys gently and curiously dropping creative seeds into a field and listening to the currents that emerge.
Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi weaves aural tapestries from the furthest reaches of the musical world to create eclectic arrangements that defy genre and maintain a distinctly original sound. Over the past decade saQi has forged his own unique place in the live electronic world fusing flavors of American blues music, Soul, funk, Latin, Hip Hop, Dub, Jazz and Downtempo with elements of European dance music. A common response is…”I don’t know what to call it but I like it”. The music maintains a depth and sophistication to engage the listener while still bringing a strong vibe to rock the dance floor. The project is a live experience and ranges from solo sets to a full 5-piece ensemble with vocalists and dancers. The artist states, “I created the project as means to collaborate with and feature my fellow artists. I love to play music with other people and share the experience with the crowd. The project is not about me, it’s about connecting with other people through music”.
Hailing from the Bay Area, MC YOGI is a world renowned performing artist. From living in a group home for at-risk youth to becoming one of the most well known and beloved yogis in America, MC YOGI is on a mission to bring good music and good energy into the world. Chill out and open your mind.
Peacefully determined. Lover. Sound Ambassador. Hip hopper. Mind astronaut. Grateful. Beat maker. Student always. Sometimes teacher. Disciplined. Turntablist. From LA, Earth. Haiku D'Etat. Abstract Tribe Unique. Dreaming In Sanskrit. World Traveler. Dancer. Passionate. Compassionate. Yogi. Vishnu. Rasta. Friend. Father. Husband. Wildly calm. Love, respect and get off on what I do.